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Andy Janovich wasn’t very effective in 2017

Andy Janovich didn’t find much of a role on offense in 2017, but that might change under Bill Musgrave.

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Andy Janovich seems to be everyone’s favorite fullback, but he only saw the field on about 14% of snaps all season. Although, he did see the field quite a bit more late in the season. Overall, he was a non-factor as a runner and a pass catcher. His role for the Denver Broncos in 2017 was largely as a lead blocker and pass protector.

Andy Janovich 2017 Stats

Rush Yds TD Long Rec Yds TD Long
Rush Yds TD Long Rec Yds TD Long
4 33 1 28 5 44 0 13
6 12 1 4 4 35 0 16

Andy Janovich PFF Grade

According to Pro Footbll Focus, Janovich was not a very effective player during his second season in the NFL. His 56.9 overall grade ranked seventh in the NFL for fullbacks, but let’s face it, there are not that many fullbacks left in the NFL.

In run blocking, Janovich was slightly better ranking sixth overall with a 65.7 grade. In pass block support he was not very good notching a 50.5 grade.

Janovich’s grades were average as a runner and above average as a passer.

Andy Janovich Contract

Janovich is playing under his rookie contract and will be both cheap to keep on the roster and inexpensive to cut. His status heading into the 2018 season could be determined by how well he fits into the Broncos scheme during the offseason and training camp.

2018 Status

A guy like Janovich is both a useful player on the roster and a guy who is completely expendable. I hope the Broncos keep him around and see how he grows into his role, but I am not sure he will fit into Bill Musgrave’s plans. However, looking over Janovich’s snap counts, he enjoyed a significant jump in playing time once Musgrave took over play calling duties. He is also just 24 years old, so he is still a young guy learning how to play in the NFL.


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